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Book Announcement: Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Pre order the book here

“A provocative guide to the values and virtues of the Japanese Spirit" 

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Contest: Win “Exploring Kyoto” and “Kyoto—Heart of Japan”

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 11, 2016

We teamed up with RocketNews24 for a neat giveaway of our book "Exploring Kyoto: On Foot in the Ancient Capital" by Judith Clancy and the new "Kyoto: Heart of Japan" Documentary by Marty Gross Film Productions. Read More


Comics: Lai Tat Tat Wing Draws Hong Kong

Thomas Joel - Friday, December 18, 2015

In 2014 the Umbrella Revolution saw more than 100,000 people occupy main thoroughfares in Hong Kong to protest reforms that would allow the Chinese Communist Party effectively to pre-select candidates for election.  Read More


A Japanese childhood explored in "The Silver Spoon"

Peter Goodman - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

We are just now releasing a new translation of Japanese author Kansuke Naka's memoir/novel The Silver Spoon. It is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence. Read More


Donald Richie's "The Inland Sea" gets a new/old look

Peter Goodman - Monday, September 28, 2015

This month we are releasing a new edition of Donald Richie’s novelistic travel journal The Inland SeaRead More


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